MSc International Banking, Finance and Risk Management MSc

A challenging and dynamic sector, the financial services industry requires graduates who can manage across an array of main bank operations, as well as understanding global finance, risk management and ethical decision making – issues essential to modern financial services companies.

Our triple-accredited MSc International Banking, Finance and Risk Management programme offers exposure to a broad range of contemporary banking subjects such as: banking, finance, bank operations, and banking risk management, financial regulations and securities and their use in the banking firm, as well as the practical application of financial and analytical techniques so that our students are well-equipped to take advantage of employment opportunities worldwide.

We work closely with leading financial services organisations to ensure our programme reflects current issues in the international financial market.

Our programme provides you with a comprehensive knowledge of domestic and international bank operations, financial risk management, and investment banking, as well as the practical skills in financial and analytical techniques and their use in banking. By combining the latest academic thinking with a focus on current industry practice, we ensure our graduates are well-equipped to take advantage of employment opportunities worldwide.

Our diverse teaching team has academic, industry and research experience across a wide range of disciplines in the public, private and voluntary sectors. You will also benefit from our well-established links with the financial services industry, who contribute to the programme through guest lectures, masterclasses and live case studies.

Our programme is designed to enhance career prospects for both graduates pursuing a career in banking and finance and practitioners currently in the industry who wish to increase their knowledge and expertise.

MSc Award
September, January Start
Full-time, Part-time Study Mode
12 month Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Minimum Entry Requirements

Normally a UK 2.2 honours degree (or equivalent) in financial services, insurance banking, actuarial studies, business management, economics, finance, accounting, investment, maths or any financial services related subject.

Applicants with a 2.2 honours degree an unrelated subject wishing to move in to this area may be considered.


English Language

English LanguageAcademic IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) is required, with no element less than 5.5.

Additional Information

If you do not have the necessary formal entry qualifications, the University's flexible entry policy considers credit transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), including work-based experience and credits from recognised professional bodies.

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